NY Times Article There's an interesting article in today's New York Times called What the Mexicans Might Learn From the Italians that can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/weekinreview/01blumenthal.html?ref=weekinreview It retells the story of the joint Italian-American effort that began in 1984 to break what was then called the "Pizza Connection" which was a billion dollar pipeline and control center for the importation of heroin into the US. FBI agentss and other enforcement officers operated in Italy and Sicily conducting "operations that the Italian police lacked the legal authority to do in their own country — making drug buys, for example, and eavesdropping and conducting electronic surveillance." The article touches on the bill RG speaks of in her post and mentions that the Mexicans consider the US the source of the weapons being used by the cartels. It makes for an interesting read. Did you know that by law, Mexican enforcement agents are not allowed to make drug buys? So much for infiltration and resource recruitment.